Missing Out on Dining Out? Here’s 8 Restaurants we LOVE that use our Quality Firewood to Bring You a Five-Star Post-Lockdown Dining Experience

Here at Timber Ridge Firewood, we are passionate about quality and we know our customers are too. That’s why we love working with establishments that share our philosophy of providing amazing and memorable customer experiences. Having supplied many of these local favourite spots for years, we’ve had plenty of time to get acquainted with their delicious offerings and hope you’ll check them out and come to love them just as much as we do!

1. Cravings

Modelled after the founder’s dreamy home-town square in Germany, Cravings Market and Restaurant offers a unique dining concept that allows you to speak directly to their chefs to craft your perfect meal. Their service specialists take pride in providing the utmost care to ensure your needs are met and cater well to large parties, offering an innovative credit card system that allows each person to go to market taking the hassle out of splitting the bill. Located in the charming historic neighborhood of Inglewood, the market’s farm-fresh feel will draw you in for a treat you’ll be sure to enjoy and keep you coming back for more.

2. Notable

The passionate team at Notable will have you well taken care of from the second you step through their door. With an ambiance as curated as their menu, the dining experience is sure to please. We love their NOtaBLE Burger which comes with pork Calabrese and cheese curds, a caramelized onion bun, bread and butter pickles, adobo aioli and house-cut fries. It’s well worth a visit, after just one bite we think you’ll agree.

3. Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.

Committed to sustainability and Doing Good, the Flatbread Co. has been invested in growing and eating locally since its inception in 2004. Their award-winning artisanal pizzas and pasta sure hit the spot after a day of skiing, hiking, and adventuring outdoors. With Alberta locations in Calgary, Canmore, and Banff this has quickly become a mandatory stop on our drives out to the mountains. It’s the food you can feel good about, and that’s something we can definitely get behind.

4. Teatro

Look no further for contemporary Mediterranean cuisine that is sure to impress. Featuring tenderloin, ribeye, and short rib straight from the wood fire among more exotic options from the sea, Teatro’s curated seasonal menus will have you coming back for more. Every dish is thoughtfully crafted in Italian tradition with a modern flair – it only takes one look at their fabulous offerings to see that they are passionate about what they do. Feeling adventurous? Give their octopus dish a try! From handmade pasta to decadent Italian desserts, there’s something for everyone at your table when you dine with Teatro.

5. The River Cafe

This iconic local restaurant has been delighting its visitors since 1991. Built into the Calgary urban park Prince’s Island, the River Cafe has truly made the most of its stunning location to bring you elevated riverside dining with fresh local fare from producers who are dedicated to sustainable practices. Supplying the kitchen in part from their very own in-house edible garden, the River cafe leads by example in its commitment to bringing you the finest bounty of ingredients nature has to offer. This restaurant is just as beautiful inside as it is outside, incorporating natural elements such as their fieldstone fireplace and landscaped outdoor terrace to bring the outside inside for a remarkably lovely dining experience.

6. Joey

Featuring vegetarian-friendly, vegan options, and gluten-free options, this family favourite spot can accommodate a wide range of tastes and needs. Our personal favourites are the Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl and the Herb Crush Salmon. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with their Molten Chocolate Cake which comes with fresh raspberries and Tahitian vanilla ice cream – yum! It’ll take just one look at their cocktail menu to seal the deal. Fancy a Spicy Passionfruit Margarita? How about a Jungle Bird with Appleton estate signature blend rum? Drinks at 7? See you there!

7. The Nash

Located inside the historic National Hotel in Calgary’s Inglewood district, the building’s colourful history and lively atmosphere make the perfect setting to enjoy The Nash’s great food and outstanding service. Get yourself started with a wood-fire grilled bread and garlic confit – we love to get it with whipped feta, chive and toasted pistachio. Take in the restaurant’s modern interior and bright sunlit atmosphere while you enjoy your meal and let your thoughts wander into the 1900s when the hotel first opened as a district tavern.

8. Deane House

Deane House’s atmosphere feels welcoming with cozy interiors and a beautiful garden that decorates the outside during the summer months. You’ll need to be sure to leave room for dessert as their menu features several lovely dishes that include hazelnut panna cotta, dark chocolate cheesecake, pumpkin and treacle pudding, and chocolate pot de creme. Wholesome organic produce and the finest natural ingredients make the cuisine stand out in a deliciously memorable way.

Have you tried any of these restaurants yet? We can’t wait to hear all about it! Leave a comment below sharing your favourite picks and menu recommendations!